May 3 announcements

A seminar entitled “Our Possessive Investment in Whiteness: The Ongoing Legacy and Impact of White Privilege” with Rev. John Dorhauer will be held Saturday, May 14, 2:00 to 6:00 pm at Bethany Children’s Home in Womelsdorf.  Find out more and register at  (*not affiliated with Franconia or Eastern District Conferences).


Historian Ben Goossen will present the program “Mennonites and the Master Race: Anabaptist Encounters with National Socialism” on Thursday, May 19 at 7:30 pm at the Mennonite Heritage Center. Goossen traces the relationship between Mennonites and German nationalism through the rise and fall of National Socialism, examining the responses of Mennonites who came under Nazi rule. Admission is by donation. For information, visit or call 215-256-3020.


Need a photo ID, birth certificate, Social Security card, voter registration or social services applications? The next Photo ID Clinic at New Life Plaza in Norristown will be held Saturday, May 21, 10:00 am to 12 noon. Please bring personal identification paperwork and proof of residence. Questions? Call 610-945-6398.


The Heritage Chorale of Lancaster will present a concert of classical, sacred, and folk music on Sunday, May 22 at 4:30 pm at Franconia Mennonite Church.  “What a Morning!” is the theme of the concert, and the choir is under the direction of Barry Sawyer.  A freewill offering will be received.


On May 28th, Scott Williams and other residents and friends of Liberty Ministries will be Pedaling for Ann’s House as they ride their bikes from the Philadelphia Art Museum to Schwenksville Meadow Park to raise needed funds for Liberty Ministries’ new Women’s Program. A celebration party will be held at the park around noon. Check out the flyer to find out more or to donate.


The lights, sounds and smells of a bustling night market come to the Souderton Shopping Center, June 4, 9:00 pm to 1:00 am!  Don’t miss MEDA World Night Market, with live local music, ethnic foods and a coffee bar, shopping, World Cup Soccer and much more! This event benefits MEDA projects around the world, showing God’s love through economic empowermmeda.orgent – found out more at  Also, find a promotional video available for download HERE.